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Qiang Cai, Ph.D., M.D.

Qiang Cai, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor, Medicine

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Dr. Qiang Cai is one of the major therapeutic endoscopists at Emory University hospital, Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, and Professor of Medicine at the Division of Digestive Diseases at the School of Medicine. As a physician, he performs a variety of endoscopic procedures, some of which are not widely available. In addition to his procedures, he also runs several clinical trials and has several funded clinical research projects, mainly concerning pancreatobiliary diseases and therapeutic endoscopy. For his work in teaching medical students, residents and fellows, he has received the best teacher award three times. Additionally, Dr. Cai is a member of many committees of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and serves on the editorial boards of various medical publications, including American Journal of Gastroenterology, Chinese Medical Journal, and etc.

Dr. Cai is a graduate of Jiangxi Medical College in China. After graduating from the medical college in 1982, he attended Peking Union Medical College Hospital, one of the best hospitals in China, where he began his career in Gastroenterology under the tutorship of Drs. Xiao-Qian Zhang, Min-Zhang Chen, Shou-Po Chen and Yuan-Fang Chen. There, he obtained his master degree in gastrointestinal physiology and served as a gastroenterologist and faculty member before moving to the United States in 1987.

In 1992, Dr. Cai obtained his Ph.D in gastrointestinal physiology from Cornell University, where he studied intestinal calcium absorption under the guidance of Dr, Robert H. Wasserman, the father of intestinal calcium binding protein. He completed his internal medicine residency training at Marshfield Clinic, one of the training facilities of the University of Wisconsin, and his gastroenterology fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Cai joined the faculty team at the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine in July 2001.

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